The Decameron

The Decameron

by

Giovanni Boccaccio

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Corso Donati Character Analysis

Corso Donati appears in Lauretta’s ninth tale (IX, 8), as one of the wealthy Florentines who support the lifestyles of mooches like Biondello and Ciacco. The character is based on a real Florentine who was the head of the political faction opposed to Vieri de’ Cerchi, and he was exiled and murdered shortly before Giovanni Boccaccio’s lifetime.
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